Lessons learned from a woodstove changeout on the Nez Perce Reservation

Author Name: 
Ward, T., Boulafentis, J., Simpson, J., et al.
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 6, 2011
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A woodstove changeout program was conducted within 16 homes on the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho to evaluate the effectiveness of a woodstove changeout in improving indoor air quality. Sampling results from this study showed that indoor air quality was improved in 10 of the 16 homes following the woodstove changeout and educational training program. Another significant finding of the project was that targeted education and outreach is a critical component of the overall success of the program. Effective messaging to homeowners on proper use of their new stove is a necessary task of a woodstove changeout.